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Duck Shaped Ashtray and Cigarette Holder

Second half of the 20th century

White/cream coloured paste, white slip, transparent glaze with underglaze brownish red, cobalt blue, turquoise, and green decoration. Outlines are black. Three duck figures rest on a sectioned base. The ducks, attached to the cigarette holder at the centre by their beaks, have been left empty to function as ashtrays, with narrow wedges near their tails as cigarette rests. The tiered cigarette holder narrows as it rises and holes have been drilled onto each tier. There are rose and leaf motifs between the ducks. Made by Usta Adem Kara.